Irregular Warfare Podcast

By Modern War Institute at West Point

The Irregular Warfare Podcast explores an important component of war throughout history. Small wars, drone strikes, special operations forces, counterterrorism, proxies—this podcast covers the full range of topics related to irregular war and features in-depth conversations with guests from the military, academia, and the policy community. The podcast is a collaboration between the Modern War Institute at West Point and Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

  1. 1.
    Information Operations for the Information Age: IO in Irregular Warfare
    46:55
  2. 2.
    Lessons from the Hardest Place: Twenty Years of War in Afghanistan
    52:45
  3. 3.
    China’s Strategically Irregular Approach: The Art of the Gray Zone
    55:42
  4. 4.
    An Un-American Way of War: Why the United States Fails at Irregular Warfare
    54:41
  5. 5.
    Land Forces, Irregular Warfare, and a New Strategic Landscape
    41:53
  6. 6.
    Closing the Chapter: Ending Afghanistan for US Army Special Forces
    36:31
  7. 7.
    Back to the Future: Resetting Special Operations Forces for Great Power Competition
    47:03
  8. 8.
    American Decline: Losing the Campaign for Influence
    42:15
  1. 9.
    How a Group of Women Brought the Fight to the Islamic State
    39:35
  2. 10.
    Irregular Warfare in the Next World War
    44:11
  3. 11.
    The Harsh Lessons of Anbar: Insurgency, the Awakening, and the rise of ISIS
    53:43
  4. 12.
    From SAR to GFA: The ABCs of Conflict Prevention and Stabilization
    40:49
  5. 13.
    Airpower in Irregular Warfare
    50:37
  6. 14.
    Masters of Irregular Warfare—Past, Present, and Future
    46:32
  7. 15.
    The View from Washington: Civilian Oversight of SOF
    37:10
  8. 16.
    War Entrepreneurs: Economic Drivers of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime
    49:33
  9. 17.
    Pacific Gambit: The Role of Irregular Warfare in Australia’s Great Strategic Shift
    48:30
  10. 18.
    Institution Building as a Counterinsurgency Tool: The Case of Colombia
    40:49
  11. 19.
    Competing for Influence: Operations in the Information Environment
    41:09
  12. 20.
    Artificial Intelligence in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency
    51:09
  13. 21.
    Breaking the Boom-Bust Cycle of Irregular Warfare
    45:57
  14. 22.
    Russia’s Wagner Group and the Rise of Mercenary Warfare
    51:23
  15. 23.
    The Practice and Politics of Security Force Assistance
    54:25
  16. 24.
    David Petraeus on Irregular Warfare and Countering Violent Extremism
    41:27
  17. 25.
    The Costs and Benefits of Unconventional Warfare and Subversion
    51:31
  18. 26.
    Counterinsurgency in the Philippines: An Inside Look at Partner Warfare
    52:46
  19. 27.
    The Pentagon Bureaucracy and the Human Domain of War
    44:54
  20. 28.
    Are Some Militaries Better at Counterinsurgency than Others?
    47:54
  21. 29.
    The Future of Irregular Warfare
    51:48
  22. 30.
    Proxy Wars, Part 2: Opportunity and Risk in the Middle East
    42:21
  23. 31.
    Proxy Wars, Part 1: War Through Local Agents in Africa
    54:36
  24. 32.
    Inside Insurgency: Nonstate Armed Groups in Syria and Iraq
    37:21
  25. 33.
    Irregular Warfare Oversight in DC
    41:01
  26. 34.
    Does Building Partner Military Capacity Work?
    41:24
  27. 35.
    Leadership Targeting and Drones: An Effective Counterterrorism Strategy?
    39:47
  28. 36.
    What are Small Wars?
    32:13

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